The 2015 Oscar winners
A total of 24 awards will be handed out with the most coveted being Best Picture.
"Birdman" and coming-of-age tale "Boyhood" took the top honours at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Eight films will compete for best picture, among them, the frontrunner, 'Boyhood', filmed over 12 years.
The show business satire & colourful caper each received nine nods apiece including best picture.
The black comedy that heads a 55-strong selection leans heavily towards war and recession.